[loginf] CFP: A special issue on implementation of logics of the Journal of Applied and Non-Classical Logics

Boris Konev B.Konev at csc.liv.ac.uk
Tue Apr 12 15:43:04 CEST 2005


                              CALL FOR PAPERS
                Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics
                        [ Deadline: 1st July 2005 ]

Special Issue editors: Boris Konev       [Univ. Liverpool, UK]
                       Renate Schmidt    [Univ. Manchester, UK]
                       Stephan Schulz    [TU Muenchen, Germany]

SCOPE OF THE SPECIAL ISSUE

  Logic provides AI and computer science with a powerful formal way to express
  properties of complex systems at the natural level of abstraction as well as
  the abilities to reason about such properties and systems. It is common
  knowledge that naive approaches to automation of logical reasoning lead
  immediately to time and space explosions.  Therefore, for an automated
  reasoning systems to be useful and effective, deep theoretical results and
  sophisticated implementation techniques have to be developed and utilised.
  This special issue of the Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics is
  devoted to all aspects of the implementation of logics.

  We are looking for contributions describing implementation techniques for
  and implementations of automated reasoning programs, theorem provers for
  various logics (especially, but not limited to, non-classical logics),
  logic programming systems, and related technologies. Topics of interest
  include:

    * Data structures and algorithms for the efficient representation of
      logical concepts
    * Practical constraint handling
    * Implementation of theorem provers for different logics
    * Efficient model generation
    * Issues of reliability, witness generation, and witness verification
    * Propositional logic and decision procedures
    * Implementation of higher order logics and lambda-calculus
    * Proof search organisation and efficient heuristics for classical
      and inductive provers
    * Experiences with new or unusual calculi
    * Evaluation and benchmarking of provers and other logic-based systems
    * Extended system descriptions

THE JOURNAL

  The Journal of Applied Non-Classical Logics is an international tribune,
  published by Editions Hermes-Lavoisier which aims at promoting the
  advancement and development of non-classical logics in Computer Science,
  with contributions ranging from mathematical foundations of such logics to
  their applications in Computer Science.  Non-classical logics cover a large
  variety of formalisms such as: modal logics, temporal logics, epistemic
  logics, conditional logics, intermediate logics, non-monotonic logics,
  logics of vagueness, logics of uncertainty, relevance logics,
  para-consistent logics, multi-valued logics, logics of programs, etc.

IMPORTANT DATES

  Submission deadline: 	1st July 2005
  Author notification: 	1st November 2005
  Revised papers due: 	1st January 2006

SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS

  We are expecting full (typically, 20-40 pages) high-quality papers to
  describe original, previously unpublished research, be written in English,
  and not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere (previous
  publication of partial results at workshops and conferences is acceptable).
  The normal reviewing process for journals will be used and papers should
  conform to the usual high standard of international journals.

  Submissions consisting of the paper (preferably PDF or Postscript via email)
  including a plain text abstract in which the role of logic in the particular
  approach used is clarified, should be sent to 
  Boris Konev (B.Konev at csc.liv.ac.uk) to arrive no later than 1st July 2005.

  Authors should use the LaTeX standard article-style or the LaTeX style of
  the journal which can be obtained at the following address:
  http://www.irit.fr/JANCL/home_fichiers/submission_process.html

  Queries concerning this special issue should be directed to any of the
  special issue editors. Up-to-date information will also be available from
  http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~konev/JANCL

SPECIAL ISSUE EDITORS (AND ORGANISERS OF IWIL-4 AND IWIL-5)

Boris Konev      Department of Computer Science, The University of
                 Liverpool, L69 3BX, UK
                 Email: B.Konev at csc.liv.ac.uk 
                 URL: http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~konev

Renate Schmidt 	 School of Computer Science, University of Manchester,
                 Oxford Rd, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
                 Email: Renate.Schmidt at manchester.ac.uk
                 URL: http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~schmidt/

Stephan Schulz 	TU Muenchen, Institut fuer Informatik, Boltzmannstr. 3,
                85748 Garching b. München, Germany
                Email: schulz at informatik.tu-muenchen.de
                URL: http://www4.informatik.tu-muenchen.de/~schulz/

USEFUL LINKS

Journal website:          http://jancl.e-revues.com/
IWIL-4 website:           http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~konev/wil2003/
IWIL-5 website:           http://www.eprover.org/EVENTS/iwil-2004.html
Up-to-date information:   http://www.csc.liv.ac.uk/~konev/JANCL



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